Advances to Classic semifinals
Fognini can bring to a match, his time in Auckland this week has been disappointing and he never showed the consistency that helped get him to his current ranking.
Kohlschreiber won the Classic 11 years ago and lost in the final to David Ferrer in 2013, but this is his first visit to Auckland since 2016, when he lost in the second round to Jo-wilfried Tsonga.
Kohlschreiber will play against American Tennys Sandgren in the first semifinal this afternoon.
Sandgren beat Leonardo Mayer from Argentina 6-3 7-6 in the first match on centre court yesterday.